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Title: Frequency of intestinal parasites among food-handlers in Khartoum, Sudan
Authors: Babiker, M.A.
Ali, M.S.M.
Ahmed, E.S.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Food-handlers [n = 1500] attending the public health laboratory in Khartoum, Sudan, for annual check-ups were screened for intestinal parasites by 3 different techniques [direct faecal examination, formol-ether concentration and floatation] to evaluate the adequacy of annual screening. Results showed that 29.4% of food-handlers were harbouring intestinal protozoa in stool samples: Entamoeba coli in 15.3%, Giardia lamblia in 9.7%, and Enta. histolytica in 4.3%. Moreover, 2.7% of food-handlers harboured intestinal helminths: Hymenolepis nana [1.6%], Schistosoma mansoni [0.7%], Taenia saginata [0.3%] and Strongyloides stercoralis [0.1%]. We recommend more frequent screening of food-handlers and that the direct faecal smear technique is efficient for the detection of such parasites
Description: 1098-1104
Keywords: Food Handling
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Dysentry, Amebic
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia lamblia
Subject: Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
ISSN: 1020-3397
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